Nothing to Do

Nothing to Do

By Douglas Wood; Wendy Anderson Halperin (Illustrator)

Dutton Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780525476566, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 4, 2006

Description
What do you do when there's nothing to do? Here's a book about exploring the delights of unscheduled time. No piano lessons, sports practice, afterschool classes, homework. Instead, bestselling author Douglas Wood gently points children to the magical worlds of the imagination, the mysteries of nature, and the deep satisfaction of finding out things on one's own. The perfect antidote for the overscheduled child, this wise yet playful book revels in the simple joys life has to offer.With brilliant, multifaceted patterned artwork that is the hallmark of Wendy Anderson Halperin, "Nothing to Do" reflects a wholly original vision of children's creativity.BOOK LINKS LASTING CONNECTION AWARD



About the Author
Douglas Wood is the author of "A Quiet Place" as well as the New York Times bestselling "Can't Do" series. His books "Old Turtle" and "Old Turtle and the Broken Truth" were both international bestsellers. He lives in a cabin in the woods of Minnesota. A studied naturalist, Douglas shares his knowledge of nature as a wilderness guide.

Wendy Anderson Halperin is an acclaimed artist who has illustrated dozens of books for children, including "Let s Go Home" by Cynthia Rylant, "Soft House" by Jane Yolen, and "Turn, Turn, Turn!" by Peter Seeger. She lives in South Haven, Michigan.